Present and future, message from Leverkusen to Liverpool about Xabi Alonso

By William Estrella

Present and future, message from Leverkusen to Liverpool about Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso is the candidate to replace Klopp at Liverpool, but Bayer will not let him leave easily.

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In the midst of swirling rumors linking Xabi Alonso with a managerial position at Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen's sporting director, Simon Rolfes, has asserted his belief that Alonso will stay put for the forthcoming season. This conjecture has been sparked by the impending departure of Jürgen Klopp from Liverpool, leaving a managerial void at the club after almost nine illustrious years.

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As Liverpool continues to vie for victory on multiple fronts, Klopp's announcement of his summer exit last month sent shockwaves through the football world. Alonso, on the other hand, is making waves of his own at Leverkusen. His leadership has seen the German side remain undefeated in the Bundesliga.

Leverkusen secured a commanding five-point lead at the top of the table after a sweeping victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday. With 13 games remaining, Leverkusen is in a prime position to clinch a title that has eluded them thus far and break Bayern's 11-year winning streak.

Following this momentous win, Rolfes was quizzed about Alonso's future at Leverkusen. In response, he confidently stated that he was certain Alonso would be with them next season. Speaking to SPORT1, Rolfes cited several reasons for this conviction. Firstly, there was Alonso's contract with Leverkusen. Secondly, Rolfes emphasized how content Alonso was at the club both personally and professionally.

"One is the contract. The other thing is how comfortable he feels, the family, himself and that he knows what he has in the club," Rolfes said. "He also has a very good team, we will have a very good perspective next year and there's no change in the team. We will definitely have a top team available next year. These are all points that in addition to contracts coaches like Xabi, but also players who interest, often stay with us."

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Dream season

Leverkusen's remarkable performance this season under Alonso's stewardship has seen them amass 55 points out of a possible 63 in the Bundesliga. It currently sits five points ahead of second-placed Bayern with 13 matches left to play. As Alonso and his formidable team endeavor to secure a long-awaited title, Rolfes' comments give Liverpool something to think about.

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